4th - Special Political and Decolonization

75 UNGA: Remarks by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba, at the meeting of the organization and election of the bureau of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization. 18 February 2021

Madam Chair,

I wish to thank Ms. Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, for her presence at this important meeting of the Committee on Decolonization, and through her, the Secretary-General for his unequivocal support for the decolonization process and the work of this Committee.

73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba on Item 55 "Report of the Special Committee to investigate Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories". New York, November 13, 2018.

Mr. Chairman,

Cuba endorses the statement by the representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Our delegation welcomes the work done by the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arab of the Occupied Territories.

The report submitted today shows the work done by the Committee, the problems faced during its work and the working goals and objectives towards the future.

73 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban Delegation at the General Debate of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, On Item 54 "United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East". New York, November 9, 2018.

Mr. Chairman,       

Cuba associates itself with the statement by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

We pay tribute to the staff of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and in particular to Mr. Pierre Krahenbuhl, the Agency's Commissioner-General, for his tireless efforts, his courage and dedication to the service of Palestine refugees, in extremely difficult conditions.

Mr. Chairman,

73 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban Delegation at the General debate of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee under Item 52 "Effects of atomic radiation". New York, 6 November 2018.

Mr. Chairman,

The delegation of Cuba appreciates and takes note of the Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, contained in document A/73/46.

The report is a benchmark in terms of information on the work of the Committee in accordance with its current programme, which includes aspects such as the "Evaluation of Health Effects and Risk Inference from Radiation Exposure", "Implementation of the Public Information and Outreach Strategy (2014-2019)" and "Implementation of the Committee's Long-Term Strategic Guidelines". 

73 UNGA: Statement of Cuba in the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee). New York, 15 October 2018.

Mr. Chairman,

We congratulate you and the other members of the Bureau on your election and wish you success in discharging your responsibilities. We further assure you of our support for the successful work of the Commission. 

Cuba associates itself with the statement delivered by El Salvador on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

Mr. Chairman,

71 UNGA: Cuba at the Fourth Committee introduces on behalf of the cosponsors draft resolutions in defense of human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories.

Mr. Chair,

I am honored to introduce the five draft resolutions submitted to the Committee under agenda item 50: Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practice Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories.

71 UNGA: Cuba on Agenda item “International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space”.

Mr. Chairman,

At the beginning of our remarks, we would like to commend the work accomplished by Canada as head of COPOUS during the Committee meeting this year. We also congratulate India and Chile for presiding over theScientific and Technical and the Legal Subcommittees, respectively.

The COPOUS report presented to our Committee this year provides detailed account of the different but no less important issues analyzed in the three forums.

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